Yesterday I asked whether obesity is the biggest health care concern for America and many of you responded with insightful answers. Today, I wonder about the flip side—anorexia and bulimia.
“What’s Wrong with Skinny” is hot off the press from the Daily Beast’s Lisa Hilton. Hilton argues,
This is where it gets interesting. Hilton tells the story of Sasha, a top model who in her prime walked the Tom Ford runway and made a cool million by the time she was 20. Sasha sacrificed her health for her career (she goes on record saying she drank diet coke and ate apples for two years) but to her, being skinny was just a prerequisite to making it to the top.
What do you think? Is there a double standard when no one looks twice at the male athletes who use diuretics and skips meals to make weight?
On the other hand, where is the national campaign against anorexia and bulimia? And why all the attention to weight? When did being skinny or fat NOT count as a personal decision?